Beloved: Grace and Peace
Elkmont Baptist Church
Dearest and Beloved
Flirting With Unrighteousness
Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. One Sunday night, I carried my daughters to one of the bookstores near our home. They gravitated to the display about a popular vampire book. One of my daughters said, "A Christian book?!" because the book quotes Scripture. I told her not all books and authors which quote Scripture are Christian. I want to share with the young people the Scriptures which God has brought to my mind regarding this.
And whatsoever man
of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which
sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of
; I will even set my face
against that soul that eateth
, and will cut him off from among his people . . . .
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat
shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat
. . . . For
the life of all
for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel,
of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh
thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off."
"Be ye unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14).
"For all that
in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world" (1 John 2:16). Many movies directed at youth are designed to appeal to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or the pride of life.
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it
the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23)
(issues: literally "outgoings" (Strong's H8444)). What goes into our hearts comes out in our lives.
Young people, remember you belong to Jesus; but know that the enemy is after you from your youth.
- Leviticus 17:10, 12, 14 (bold added)
Ye shall eat the
Grace to you.
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